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Jon Nicholls

Sound Designer—United Kingdom

About the artist:

Jon Nicholls is a composer, sound designer and radio producer whose work includes music and sound design for theatre, television documentaries, audio drama, contemporary opera and VR. He studied composition with John McLeod and electroacoustic music at Dartington, and his work explores his ongoing interest in the co-habitation of acoustic instruments with organic soundscapes and electronic textures. Recent theatre work includes Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company / Washington DC), Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon, The Holy Rosenbergs, My Brilliant Friend, Manor (National Theatre), Touching The Void, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Bakersfield Mist (West End); The Mirror Crack’d (Wales Millennium Centre / NCPA Mumbai) & Good Canary (directed by John Malkovich). He has also created music and sound design for over 20 BBC radio dramas, most recently working with Tony Harrison on his new version of Iphigenia In Tauris, and scoring multi-episode adaptations of Ursula le Guin's Earthsea novels and Toni Morrison's Beloved, and producing the composed features Water Towers Of New York, Ballad Of The Blade, Ballad Of the Fix and What I Heard About Iraq (Prix Italia Jury Special Mention). He’s currently working with the Society Of Strange & Ancient Instruments on soundhouse, an internationally touring live performance project combining early music instruments with live electronics inspired by the pioneering acoustic researches of Francis Bacon, supported by Aldeburgh Music and the PRS Foundation. 

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